Check out Big Red, a book and a movie which revolves around the story of an Irish Setter 'Red' and a lone orphan boy 'Danny' (Gilles Payant) from the woods; their bonding friendship and the obstacles they come across.Popular Irish dogs mainly include Irish Setters, Irish Red and White Setters, Irish Terriers, Kerry Blue Terriers, Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Glenn of Imaal Terriers, Irish Wolfhounds, Irish Water Spaniels, Beagles, and Greyhounds. These dogs are popular for their coats. For instance, an Irish Setter is loved for its mahogany red furry coat, while the Irish Water Spaniels are known for their curly coats. Which is why, taking good care of your dog's coat is something very important. The three basic, but fundamental things to remember are; proper and suitable diet; regular bathing, but not too frequent; and brushing the coat. You could always talk to your veterinarian about important details and additional tips to keep your dog's coat healthy.
Now that we're done with the basics, let's move on to the main topic of discussion, which is naming your pet. We'll start off with the popular breeds, some helpful tips as far as giving names is concerned, followed by a list of names which you could choose from, or even use to get an idea what to name your adorable pet.
- Setters are dogs with long hair, and are especially trained to stand stiff and scent game.
- Terriers are breeds which were originally used for driving out burrowing animals from their burrows.
- Hounds are large dogs used to hunt and are extremely good at tracking scent.
- Spaniels are medium-sized dogs with long, silky coats, and drooping ears.
- Beagles are again, members of the hound group, and have excellent tracking abilities. They have short legs, unlike other members of the hound family, and long, soft ears.
- Try and look for a unique name, and not the ones commonly used by most people, like Max, Bruno, Bella, Daisy, etc.
- Do not name your dog without being aware of the meaning. For instance, naming a brown dog Clancy (Clancy = Red-haired warrior).
- Irish dogs, being from a cold region, bear a thick and furry coat. Think about the physical characteristics of your dog before deciding an appropriate name.
Defender of man
Pure, honest, sincere
Verdant and blooming
Dark lady of the waterfall
Whole or universal
Like a bird
Red haired, flourishing
Holy and good
Flowering evergreen plant
Plant used for Christmas decoration
Beautiful, gentle or precious
War, lively, aggressive, warrior
Famous in war
True and bold
Rich and handsome
Strong-willed, hound lover
Hound of the plain
Wolf or hound
Pride, fame or glory
Like a son
Poetic name for Ireland
Happy, lucky, fortunate
Gift from God
Handsome by birth
Tall and handsome
God of destruction
God of the underworld
Protector of mankind
Approval or positive enthusiasm
A lot of factors need to be considered, which could include things like temperament, traits, physical characteristics, etc. Your dog is your best friend, and it should also like the name you give it. You would be using this name to address your pet for the rest of its life, and therefore, it should be soothing to the ear, and not sound too harsh. A discussion with your family while suggesting them a few good names could make your task easier.
Also remember, dogs are very good at catching high frequency sounds; names with emphasis on 'd', 'k', 't', 'th' can be used, so that your dog hears you easily. Dogs sometimes cannot discriminate between similar sounding words, so be careful while choosing names that sound similar to instructions; names like 'Po' or 'Chum' could be mistaken as 'go' and 'come'. Also, keep in mind that you would be calling your dog's name in various scenarios; at home, when on a stroll, in a densely crowded place, or at your veterinarian's clinic. Therefore, make it a point to choose a name that won't embarrass you in public. Happy dog naming!